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Poster: FP Date: Jul 11, 2005 12:41pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 720x480 or 320x240????

You'll have to make a choice to work in PAL or NTSC, unless you want to provide copies in both formats.

Always work at the highest practical resolution. When your project is finished, it's a simple matter in VEGAS to output to any format you choose. The higher the resolution of your original work, the better your smaller derived formats will look.

It's best to make derivations yourself. Don't allow the automatic Prelinger processes to make your different formats. The automation doesn't make for the best video and audio compression.

Stay away from speeds slower than 29.97 or 25. That's distracting. The 15fps and slower speeds available in templates are mostly legacy settings from when CDs and the interent were much slower and files needed to be smaller. Occasionally, slow frame rates are useful for streaming files.

Everything I've posted here in Open Source was mastered as a 720X480 29.97 fps project. I made most of the small compressed versions myself, using either VEGAS or Sorenson Squeeze for .SWF and MP4 files.